A meteor shower called Eta Aquarids will reach its peak Thursday night, when up to 20 meteors per hour can be seen in the night sky.This celestial display is the result of Earth’s passage through a cloud of debris left behind by Halley’s comet during its final journey through the inner solar system.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the show will reach its climax on Thursday, May 6, but the meteorites will be clearly visible in the days before and after the peak, and will continue until the end of the month, but less clearly.
Astronomers said that to see a meteor shower, you should get a comfortable chair, and be prepared to sit outside for hours, but you won’t need a binoculars or a telescope.
This shower is also best viewed in the Southern Hemisphere, but it should be visible from most places on Earth, although the further north you go the fewer space rocks you will see.
NASA says the best way to view a meteor shower is not to use equipment, but instead look for and look for a dark area with limited light pollution.
Eta Aquariids are also named after the constellation Aquarius as they appear to fall every April and May.
And for people in mid-northern latitudes, the radiation wouldn’t be very high in the sky, so they should be able to spot meteors on the southern horizon, as NASA said in a post on its website: “The constellation of Aquarius, home to the radiation of ETA Aquarids, is higher.” In the sky in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere. ”
To obtain the best conditions, a safe location must be found away from street lights and other sources of light pollution.